Freedom House Finds Decline in Political Freedom in 2013

Freedom House Finds Decline in Political Freedom in 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) –
Political rights and civil liberties declined around the world in 2013 for the eighth consecutive year, the annual report released by Freedom House said.

Freedom House, which has its headquarters in Washington, is a non-governmental organization founded in 1941 to foster political liberty.

The report identified the 10 most oppressive countries as the Central African Republic, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Eritrea, Syria, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

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